Today in Rock History…Oct. 29th
In 1971 Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA. He was 24 years old.
In 1977 Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf entered the Billboard 200 album chart. It would stay on the chart for 82 weeks and went on to sell 14 million copies in the U.S. alone.
In 1983 Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd spent its 491st week on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, becoming the longest listed album in the history of the chart.
In 1996 Axl Rose sent a fax to MTV saying that Slash was no longer the guitarist for Guns N’ Roses & hadn’t been in the band since 1995.
In 2001 U2 made their first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman where they performed “New York” and “Stuck in a Moment”.
Happy Birthday to…
Denny Laine-guitarist for The Moody Blues and Wings born in 1944
Peter Green-guitarist for Fleetwood Mac born in 1946
Kevin DuBrow-singer for Quiet Riot born in 1955
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